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Concord Baptist hosts snowtubing trip

Concord Baptist Church hosted local college students at Wintergreen on Jan. 26 for an annual snowtubing trip.

The group enjoyed dinner afterwards in Nellysford.

The next meeting of the 4-H Buckingham/ Cumberland Livestock Club will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Buckingham Extension Office. Proposed agenda items include a local veterinarian to provide information on the introduction of animals into a herd and general animal health.

An Aquaponics Workshop will be held at the Southern Piedmont AREC, 2375 Darvills Road, Blackstone, Wednesday, Feb., 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Participants can learn about growing fresh fish, plants, and more in a greenhouse for family or as a potential business opportunity. Sign in begins at 8 a.m.

To register, call the Brunswick Extension Office at (434) 848-2151 or the Nottoway Extension Office at (434) 645-9315.

The King’s Players, comprised of Liberty University students, will present a drama at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the FOCUS Center of Concord Baptist Church at Sheppards.

“Which Way?” is a humorous, thought provoking, and powerful dramatic presentation of the Gospel which examines man’s ultimate destiny. There is no charge, and all are welcome.

The FOCUS Center is located at the intersection of Francisco and Deer Run Roads.

Maysville Baptist Church is honoring those who serve the community Sunday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Hometown heroes include local EMS, firefighters, and law enforcement and their immediate families, and are invited to have dinner to honor their service. Maysville Baptist church is located at 13329 West James Anderson Highway, Buckingham.

Virginia State University College of Agriculture and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) will hold the “Virginia Berry School” March 12 to 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion at 4415 River Road, Petersburg.

The berry industry continues to grow and be very dynamic due to high consumer demand for berry crops, resulting from their considerable health benefits.

Good market opportunities exist for Virginia growers who are thinking about expanding and/or starting to grow berry crops. However, growing a berry crop is intensive, requires labor, and having a management plan in place is a must.

This two-day event will include both classroom and field hands-on teaching on how to grow and market blackberry and blueberry crops. Registration includes lunch on both days.

A limited number of rooms are available for the participants who need hotel accommodations. Rooms must be reserved by Feb. 17.

SHERRI WISE is the columnist for The Buckingham Bulletin. She can be reached at wise.buckingham@gmail. com wise.buckingham@gmail.com.

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